Van manufacturer invests $5 million, 60 jobs in Charleston County

(Source: Daimler)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Daimler Vans Manufacturing announced this week that it will expand its existing facility in Charleston County with a $4.6 million investment expected to generate at least 60 new jobs.

"We are thrilled to grow our operations here in Charleston County. South Carolina has provided our company with an excellent environment for doing business and a talented workforce. We appreciate all the support we've received from state and local officials," said Marco Wirtz, president and CEO of Daimler Vans Manufacturing.

The facility is located at Palmetto Commerce Parkway and distributes its vans throughout the U.S. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2018.

"Today's announcement by Daimler Vans Manufacturing is another indication that South Carolina is on the right track with its economic development efforts. We celebrate the company's decision to invest more than $4.6 million and create 60 new jobs in Charleston County," said Gov. Nikki Haley.

Since January 2011, South Carolina has recruited more than $5.1 billion in capital investment and more than 8,500 jobs in the automotive-related sector, according to the governor's office.

"Another great win in Charleston County," said Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor.{} "Congratulations to Daimler Vans on this exciting development. Marco Wirtz and his management team are doing an outstanding job in this state-of-the-art facility, and within the community.{} As they grow yet again, we at Charleston County will continue to support their efforts in every way possible."